H is for Honey Biscuits

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Honey Biscuits by Meredith Hooper is a wonderful picture book for children.  After seeing this book used in a cooking segment on a children’s television program I knew I wanted to use it with Bear and Bee. 
 
Honey Biscuits by Meredith Hooper

 In the story, a young boy named Ben is helping his Gran make Honey biscuits.  As they add each ingredient to the mixing bowl, Gran explains where it comes from.  I believe knowing where their food comes from (not just the supermarket) is very important for children.  Which is why we have a vegie garden and when cooking I add in little bits of information like milk comes from a cow etc. 
Gorgeous illustrations in the book Honey Biscuits.

When we cooked the Honey Biscuits we followed along with the story.  As I read out each page and what Ben and his Gran were doing, I got Bear and Bee to do the same things.  Initially I thought it would be too much for them and they would lose interest in the book and/or the cooking as we usually just concentrate on the cooking.  However they surprised me and loved being able to copy what Ben was doing in the story.
Following along with the story Honey Biscuits.
Following along with the story Honey Biscuits.

The ingredients for Honey Biscuits from this book are:
120g softened butter
120g sugar
1 large tablespoon honey
1 egg yolk
1 level teaspoon cinnamon
180g self-raising flour
1 tablespoon sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon combined on a plate

And here’s what you need to do:
Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until they are creamy
Beat butter and sugar until creamy for honey biscuits.

Mix in the honey and then the egg yolk.

Measuring the honey for honey biscuits.
Mixing in the egg yolk and honey for honey biscuits.

Add the cinnamon and the flour and mix into a soft dough. You may need to add a little more flour if the dough is too sticky.  It will need to be a little sticky for the next step.
Mix in the flour and cinnamon to form a soft dough for honey biscuits.

Shape teaspoonful pieces of the dough into balls and roll in the extra sugar and cinnamon mix.
Roll the dough into balls and then coat in cinnamon sugar for honey biscuits.

Place on to a greased or lined baking tray and cook in an oven heated to 175oC for 12 to 15 minutes until they are golden brown.
Place the balls of dough onto a tray for honey biscuits.

Allow biscuits to cool a little before transferring them to a rack.
Allow honey biscuits to cool on a rack.

These biscuits are delicious and they will fill your house with a lovely smell while cooking too!
Delicious honey biscuits.

What is your favourite recipe from a children’s book to cook ?

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Honey Biscuits

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